Elevator pitches for the Digital Revolution and the Future of News

The winning journalism projects covered everything from lobbying to transparency in Missouri.

By Bill Adair – November 9, 2015 | Print this article

Students in my freshman seminar, the Digital Revolution and the Future of News, had to come up with an idea for a new media venture and make an elevator pitch – in an elevator.

Here are the top five projects chosen by the judges (Ryan Hoerger, Leslie Winner of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, and me).

The students will now develop the five ideas into prototypes and will then make presentations about them to the class as if they were pitching to a venture capitalist.